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What Happens on Day 1 After the Procedure

What Happens on Day 1 After the Procedure

Depending on the type of surgery, some patients go home the same day while others may go home in two to four days. The days between surgery and discharge may be filled with instructions, exercises and rest. Here is an example of a typical day after surgery in the...
Sleeping Techniques for Mid or Lower Back Surgery

Sleeping Techniques for Mid or Lower Back Surgery

The best sleeping position to reduce your back pain after surgery is either on your back with your knees bent and a pillow under your knees or on your side with your knees bent and a pillow between your legs. If side sleeping provides the most benefit, then make sure...
Body Mechanics for Neck and Back Pain

Body Mechanics for Neck and Back Pain

Your spine is made up of four main parts. From top to bottom the parts are: the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-body), lumbar (lower back) and sacral (tailbone) spine. The cervical and lumbar parts curve inward while the thoracic and sacral curve outward. From the...
Guide to Diagnostic Tests for Spine Surgery

Guide to Diagnostic Tests for Spine Surgery

If your spine surgeon suspects that a specific condition may be causing your pain, they will order diagnostic tests. These could include imaging, scans or blood tests. At Huffman Clinic’s spine surgery center, we perform a complete set of tests to ensure that our...
Living with Chronic Pain: The Mind-Body Issue

Living with Chronic Pain: The Mind-Body Issue

Research shows that most chronic back pain is psychosomatic. This means that mental processes like depression, frustration, and attitude play a large role in the severity of your pain. This means that improving your mindset can help reduce your pain. You can try...
Living with Chronic Pain

Living with Chronic Pain

Chronic back pain and neck pain is defined as pain lasting longer than three to six months. It is the opposite of acute pain, which is temporary, specific, and treatable. While it can be difficult to accept you will never be fully cured of your pain, it’s...